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KEY FACTS

Official name
Footscray Football Club (trading as Western Bulldogs Football Club)

Known as
Western Bulldogs

Nickname
Bulldogs

Former name
Footscray

Former name date
1997-01-01

Formed
1883 (as Footscray); 1997 (named changed to Western Bulldogs)

Colours
Red, white and blue

Associated clubs
Footscray; Western Bulldogs WFC; Western Bulldogs WFC (VFLW)

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1886–1924

Home Ground
Docklands

AFL Premierships
2016 (1 total)

VFL Premierships
1954 (1 total)

VFA Premierships
1898-9-1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-4 (9 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Victoria - 1924 (1 total); V/AFL Night Series: 1963-4, 1967, 1970, 2010 (5 total)

Most Games
364 - Brad Johnson (1994-2010)

Most Goals
575 - Simon Beasley (1982-1989)

League Top Goalkickers
J.Collins (84) 1954 & (74) 1957; K.Templeton (118) 1978 & (91) 1979; S.Beasley (105) 1985; B.Hall (80) 2010 (4 winners/6 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Alan Hopkins 1930; Norm Ware 1941; Peter Box 1956; John Schultz 1960; Gary Dempsey 1975; Kelvin Templeton 1980; Brad Hardie 1985; Tony Liberatore 1990; Scott Wynd 1992; Adam Cooney 2008 (10 total)

Headquarters
417 Barkly St, Footscray, VIC 3011

Postal Address
PO Box 4112 DC, Footscray West, VIC, 3012

Phone: (03) 9680 6100 

Email
godogs@westernbulldogs.com.au

Website
westernbulldogs.com.au

Western Bulldogs



"In actuality, Footscray in the 1950s was gradually assembling its greatest array of talent ever, and an inability to perform under pressure was certainly never an issue for players like Herb Henderson, Jack Collins, Charlie Sutton or Ted Whitten ... Collins, the VFL's top goalkicker in 1954 and 1957, was arguably Footscray's greatest ever full forward; Sutton, although best remembered as a highly accomplished back pocket player, was capable of playing almost anywhere, and indeed jointly topped the club's goalkicking list in 1951. Whitten, of course, was simply incomparable..."

John Devaney extols the virtues of the blue-collar Bulldogs, Footscray - the team of the mighty west.

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1962 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1962 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 2.04.19.412.8 80 WON Hawthorn 2.34.75.86.11 47 33 WES Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Footscray 2.46.611.1016.15 111 WON Fitzroy 2.02.36.66.7 43 68 BWS Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A Footscray 0.12.34.84.11 35 LOST Melbourne 2.17.412.514.10 94 -59 MCG May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 H Footscray 3.76.1214.1417.17 119 WON South Melbourne 1.36.67.810.11 71 48 WES May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Footscray 3.56.912.913.12 90 WON St. Kilda 1.33.85.149.19 73 17 WES May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Footscray 8.28.411.713.9 87 LOST Essendon 3.08.311.714.9 93 -6 WIN May 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Footscray 2.25.48.79.9 63 WON Collingwood 0.01.33.34.4 28 35 WES Jun 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A Footscray 2.25.25.611.11 77 WON Richmond 3.44.48.79.10 64 13 PUN Jun 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Footscray 5.16.27.89.10 64 LOST Carlton 2.14.48.612.9 81 -17 PRI Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Footscray 2.18.39.612.10 82 WON North Melbourne 0.71.105.158.17 65 17 WES Jun 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H Footscray 3.13.56.68.10 58 LOST Geelong 7.212.518.720.9 129 -71 WES Jul 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Footscray 1.39.312.516.6 102 WON Hawthorn 3.09.011.313.6 84 18 GLE Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Footscray 4.14.110.410.5 65 WON Fitzroy 0.11.111.115.16 46 19 WES Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H Footscray 1.53.74.96.11 47 LOST Melbourne 2.43.98.129.14 68 -21 WES Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A Footscray 1.57.88.1410.20 80 WON South Melbourne 1.32.76.79.9 63 17 LAK Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Footscray 2.22.38.711.10 76 LOST St. Kilda 1.47.710.1012.14 86 -10 JUN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Footscray 2.16.310.715.11 101 WON Essendon 2.63.77.99.10 64 37 WES Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Footscray 0.32.73.77.11 53 LOST Collingwood 2.74.811.912.10 82 -29 VIC Aug 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1962 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
18 Baxter, Ray 12                             19 1.6    
40 Becker, Niels 8                             2 0.3    
35 Blain, Ron 2                             0 0.0    
5 Bryant, Ian 16                             2 0.1    
27 Chalmers, Graeme 15                             18 1.2    
7 Dowling, Bernie 8                             0 0.0    
16 Duff, Ken 9                             6 0.7    
50 Edwards, John 1                             0 0.0    
28 Evans, Charlie 14                             0 0.0    
12 Gardiner, Alex 10                             2 0.2    
34 Graham, Max 6                             7 1.2    
32 Gutterson, Jim 2                             0 0.0    
11 Harrington, Bill 16                             8 0.5    
2 Hobbs, Merv 16                             28 1.8    
23 Hoiles Snr, John 18                             0 0.0    
38 Ion, Barry 13                             1 0.1    
17 Ion, Graham 18                             18 1.0    
25 Jillard, John 18                             0 0.0    
10 Kent, Reg 3                             1 0.3    
29 Lee, Bernie 17                             0 0.0    
36 Madigan, Owen 6                             2 0.3    
9 McDonald, Cameron 5                             0 0.0    
30 McKellar, Barney 2                             1 0.5    
39 McKenzie, Don 8                             11 1.4    
33 Meddings, Kevin 1                             0 0.0    
15 Quarrell, John 4                             2 0.5    
21 Savige, George 4                             0 0.0    
14 Schultz, John 17                             2 0.1    
24 Slattery, Jack 13                             16 1.2    
31 Smith, Barry 8                             1 0.1    
8 Spargo Jnr, Bob 17                             5 0.3    
20 Taylor, Graeme 1                             0 0.0    
26 Walker, Ray 10                             1 0.1    
4 Ware, Bob 12                             8 0.7    
3 Whitten Snr, Ted 16                             38 2.4    
1 Zeuschner, Murray 14                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             199 0.6    
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.